Definition of Standing

1. Adjective. Having a supporting base. "A standing lamp"

Similar to: Erect, Upright, Vertical

2. Noun. Social or financial or professional status or reputation. "A member in good standing"

3. Adjective. Not created for a particular occasion. "A standing committee"
Similar to: Lasting, Permanent

4. Noun. An ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event.
Generic synonyms: List, Listing

5. Adjective. (of fluids) not moving or flowing. "Mosquitoes breed in standing water"
Similar to: Dead, Stagnant, Slack, Still
Antonyms: Running

6. Noun. The act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position.
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Stand

7. Adjective. Executed in or initiated from a standing position. "A standing ovation"
Antonyms: Running

8. Adjective. (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs. "Standing room only"
Antonyms: Seated

9. Adjective. Permanent. "A standing army"
Similar to: Regular

Definition of Standing

1. a. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn.

2. n. The act of stopping, or coming to a stand; the state of being erect upon the feet; stand.

Definition of Standing

1. Verb. (present participle of stand); in the process of coming to an upright position. ¹

2. Adjective. Erect, not cut down. ¹

3. Adjective. Performed from an erect position. ¹

4. Adjective. Remaining in force or status. ¹

5. Adjective. Stagnant; not moving or flowing. ¹

6. Noun. Position or reputation in society or a profession: "''He does not have much of a '''standing''' as a chemist''". ¹

7. Noun. Duration. ¹

8. Noun. The act of a person who stands, or a place where someone stands. ¹

9. Noun. (sports) The position of a team in a league or of a player in a list: "''After their last win, their '''standing''' went up three places''". ¹

10. Noun. (British) room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles ¹

11. Noun. (legal) The right of a party to bring a legal action, based on the relationship between that party and the matter to which the action relates. ¹

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Definition of Standing

1. a position or condition in society [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Standing

standing (current term)
standing army
standing cloud
standing clouds
standing committee
standing committees
standing crop
standing down
standing end
standing ends
standing for
standing in
standing joke
standing jokes

Literary usage of Standing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Railways of Great Britain and Ireland Practically Described and Illustrated by Francis Whishaw (1842)
"AT the commencement of every session of parliament, a standing order committee shall be appointed, consisting of forty lords, besides the chairman of ..."

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